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Kosher Comedy: get some laughs with Judy Gold, Alex Edelman & Lisa Geduldig

Kosher Comedy: get some laughs with Judy Gold, Alex Edelman & Lisa Geduldig

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 15, 2020

Like everything else, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy has been affected by the pandemic, but that isn't stopping Kung Pao founder Lisa Geduldig from putting on a show. For 28 years, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy has been a San Francisco tradition.

Bambi Lake, trans singer, succumbs to cancer Nov. 4 (updated)

Bambi Lake, trans singer, succumbs to cancer Nov. 4 (updated)

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 3, 2020

People expressed shock and sadness when it was announced on Facebook that transgender performer Bambi Lake had been diagnosed with cancer and was receiving treatment at Zuckerberg General Hospital. She died on November 4.

The Daring Dozen: genre-defying musicians

The Daring Dozen: genre-defying musicians

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 24, 2020

While live concerts are mostly still on hold, LGBT and nonbinary musicians continue to release music at a steady pace. Whether you're into folk-rock, dance grooves or R&B hip hop blends, these twelve queer artists and allies are making music for any mood.

Rediscovering 'Mother Camp' - Esther Newton, Skip Arnold and drag anthropology in the 1960s

Rediscovering 'Mother Camp' - Esther Newton, Skip Arnold and drag anthropology in the 1960s

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Oct 13, 2020

Skip Arnold's historic drag act became one of many fascinating anthropological subjects by scholar Esther Newton, whose groundbreaking dissertation, once ignored, has found new readers.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Matthew Simmons April 28, 1960-Sept. 8, 2020: healer, social worker, musician, was also known as drag performer Peggy L'Eggs

Matthew Simmons April 28, 1960-Sept. 8, 2020: healer, social worker, musician, was also known as drag performer Peggy L'Eggs

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 12, 2020

Matthew Simmons, known to many as his drag persona Peggy L'Eggs, died peacefully and unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 8 at his Oakland apartment. Friends and colleagues offered a stream of tributes and remembrances.

Lockdown Comedy: Stand-Up in the Age of Covid

Lockdown Comedy: Stand-Up in the Age of Covid

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 11, 2020

On third Thursdays, Lisa Geduldig brings us Lockdown Comedy, shows, online via Zoom. This month's show takes place on August 20 and promises to offer lots of laughs. The line-up includes the host's mom, at a senior home in Florida.

Who's Your Mami Comedy returns with host Marga Gomez, headliner Laurie Kilmartin

Who's Your Mami Comedy returns with host Marga Gomez, headliner Laurie Kilmartin

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 10, 2020

Marga Gomez returns to host the hit comedy series, Who's Your Mami Comedy. This time it's online, with headliner Laurie Kilmartin, pluis Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Suni Reyes, Dominique Gelin, and Jesús U. BettaWork.

For Kim David Smith, life is a cabaret

For Kim David Smith, life is a cabaret

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 28, 2020

Kim David Smith, a gay Australian native who now lives and works in New York City, has released his first concert album: 'Live at Joe's Pub.' Smith's concert conjures up images of smoky nightclubs in Weimer Era Germany.

Queer Nightlife Fund update- 2nd round of requests; recipients say thanks

Queer Nightlife Fund update- 2nd round of requests; recipients say thanks

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 19, 2020

The SF Queer Nightlife Fund is now accepting applications for a second round of grants to those whose income has been impacted by the Covid-19. For many of the recipients, the grants they received have been a lifeline which helps them survive.

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.

Linda Lavin offers 'Love Notes'

Linda Lavin offers 'Love Notes'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 21, 2020

Linda Lavin, Tony-winning actress, best know for her TV show 'Alice,' has new music and new hope. We talked with her by phone from her Manhattan apartment, at the pandemic's U.S. epicenter.

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

Max von Essen - Back in town, back in time

Max von Essen - Back in town, back in time

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 4, 2020

Broadway musical theatre star Max von Essen returns to San Francisco to showcase his solo work in a Bay Area Cabaret concert at the Venetian Room this Sunday afternoon.